Hypnosis: A Magical Tool in Clinical Scenarios

Could clinical hypnosis improve outcomes for patients? Find out with Sarah Partridge, Consultant in Clinical Oncology at Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, London. In this episode, Jonathan and Partridge discuss how hypnosis can be harnessed in a clinical setting, how it can be normalised, and its impact managing side effects.

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The Effects of Hypnosis on Human Physiology

In conversation with Prof John Gruzelier

Listen to this podcast and you would hear one of the best academic researchers – Prof Gruzelier, talking about the powerful effects of self-hypnosis, the EEG of Trance State, the therapeutic effect of Hypnosis on pain and the Immune system and much more.

Professor John Gruzelier is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London and his remarkable career spans over five decades.
Prior to 2006 he was Professor of Psychology in the Medical Faculty of Imperial College London. He was Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Psychophysiology and Editor of Contemporary Hypnosis and Integrative Therapy, as well as President of the Society of Applied Neuroscience.

He is a recipient of a numerous professional awards, amongst them Ernest Hilgard award of the International Society of Hypnosis and the award of the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis for 2011.

His research interest have included neurophysiology and brain models of hypnosis,
hypnotic susceptibility, self – hypnosis for enhancement of health, immunity and well being, and the negative effects of stage hypnosis.

Professor Gruzelier has also studied the psychological significance of EEG rhythms, neurofeedback, schizophrenia and psychosis-proneness.


In conversation with Wendy Moore……

How and when did mesmerism reach the shores of Great Britain? What was its influence on the traditional diagnostic methods and age old therapies of bloodletting, purging and blistering? What made a distinguished professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at St Thomas’, whose lectures were published in The Lancet,  resign his post and raise funds and donate money  to found a new hospital and create a university to provide an affordable and modern education for the sons of the growing middle classes…….and then leave it all behind to establish in 1849 the London Mesmeric Infirmary.

You can find out the answers to all these interesting questions and learn fascinating facts and stories of Victorian London and state of the medical profession at the time, in the book “The Mesmerist” by Wendy Moore.

Wendy Moore is an award winning journalist and author. Her first book “The Knife Man” about the equally revered and feared, eighteen century surgeon John Hunter, won the Medical Journalists’ Association Award in 2005.

Her new book, “Endell Street” due to be published in April 2020, tells the story of two suffragette doctors  who set up and ran the Endell Street Military Hospital, in the heart of London in World War One.

For more information on Wendy Moore and her latest books and projects, please visit:  www.wendymoore.org

We have the pleasure of having Wendy as one of our guests and we hope you enjoy our conversation with her as much as we did.

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